COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) named its 2019 MCSD Teacher of the Year Thursday night.
Dacia Irvin, a math teacher at Baker Middle School, was chosen for the honor out of 57 honorees representing each school in the district.
The announcement was made during a gala at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. More than 1,100 teachers and community leaders were in attendance.
The selection committee was impressed with Irvin’s connection with her students.
“Dacia has a unique way of connecting with her students,” commented Tom Hacket, selection committee chair. “Her classroom was thrilling and her passion for these kids was palpable. It was hard to get the committee to leave her classroom. Dacia makes sure every student who comes into her classroom knows they are cared for and held to a high standard. She uses role models in her life and how they shaped her to help shape her students’ lives.”
Irvin teaches 6th and 7th grade math at Baker Middle. She is also a Math Support Team Central Region facilitator, PAGE Academic Bowl Team Coach, Math Team coach, and Student Council advisor. She’s been a MCSD teacher since 2009 and a teacher and Baker Middle scince 2016.
MEEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educational excellence by recognizing and rewarding innovative and exceptionally effective teachers in the MCSD.